NL Conservation Fund – Letters of Support Requested

Dear ENGOs and Environmental Allies,
Kathy Unger at CPAWS has been working towards a very exciting prospect for all of us, and we need everybody’s support to make it happen. Specifically, Kathy is asking for a letter of support from all ENGOs working in the province to further her work on establishing a NL Conservation Fund via conservation license plates.
Your letter of support can be quite simple, stating such things as your organization supports this initiative, that you would be grateful beneficiary of this fund, and you look forward to seeing conservation efforts in the province grow as a result. Be sure to have your letter of support on your organization’s letterhead and email it to Kathy directly (kunger@cpaws.org).
For further details, please read her email below as well as NL Conservation Fund Fact Sheet found here.
You may contact her directly with any further questions you may have.
Regards,
Trina Porter

On behalf of NLEN

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Hello,

I am writing you because you represent an environmental organization listed by the Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Network, or we have spoken directly, and I believe you would be interested in being a part of an opportunity to establish NL’s first Conservation Fund to support environmental initiatives in our province.In an attachment in this email, (here: NL Conservation Fund Fact Sheet) you will find a fact sheet with information about why I am working towards the establishment of a provincial Conservation Fund and how we can get there using a Conservation Plates program.

I believe you will agree that environmental programs enhance and strengthen the cultural, social and economic protection and appreciation of our province’s natural resources. These programs deliver crucial services and opportunities to ensure the long-term, well-being of our iconic species and wilderness across our province for future generations. Without reliable provincial or other region-specific funding, environmental initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador are under-supported.  Consequently, local ENGO groups may never see capacity growth, may never realize crucial projects, or may face dissolution. Conservation License Plates, are an innovative solution for our region. They have been tried, tested, and proven successful in many other regions of North America.

What I am asking from you today is to read the attached information sheet (NL Conservation Fund Fact Sheet), contact me if you have questions, and show your support for this endeavour by providing a written letter of support from your organization, which will be used to approach decision makers and funders to advance this initiative.

Thank you kindly for your time and attention.

Sincerely,

Kathy Unger
Conservation Coordinator
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter
Address: 360 Topsail Rd. Suite 103, St. John’s, NL, A1E 2B6
Tel: (709) 726-5800
E-mail: kunger@cpaws.org
Website: www.cpawsnl.org

Go Wild! Lundrigan’s Marsh Clean up and Flower Planting

Posted on behalf of Northeast Avalon ACAP

June 7th, 11am-pm

Join Northeast Avalon ACAP (NAACAP) for a Community Clean-up and Flower Planting at Lundrigan’s Marsh. Lundrigan’s Marsh is a unique 32 hectare cattail marsh, known for sightings of unusual birds and a vital part of the Virginia River System.

Meet at the Lookout, 335 East White Hills Road between 11am – 1pm June 7th. Volunteers are welcome to plant native and pollinator friendly flowers while cleaning up around the marsh. Our goal is to plant 200 flowers and remove 200 kg of waste from the environment! Refreshments and supplies will be provided by Northeast Avalon ACAP.

Earth Day Fair Registration

NLEN is happy to co-host the Suncor Fluvarium Earth Day Fair – Sunday April 22, 2018 12 noon – 4:30pm and we want your organization to be part of it!  

NEW: Register quickly online here: https://goo.gl/forms/EKrnzlktMIwu3JSU2

Each year hundreds of families come through the event, and leave with a better understanding of all the environmental initiatives that are taking place.   This year we’re featuring a Mend-It Café, encouraging people to fix their cloths instead of trashing it, try some up-cycling and help out with a quilting service project!

As usual the event is free to the public or by donation. Environmental Non-Profit Organizations are welcome to set up a booth; For-Profit organizations are charged a fee of $25-50 (depending on what they can afford to pay). Sales or collections of any kind are not permitted during the fair; organizations are welcome to collect names for follow up and are welcome to have free draws at their booth.

 Please see the questions below and let us know if you are participating.

The format will be similar to previous years with door prizes to be won (hopefully provided by some of your organizations) and a wide variety of Environmental Organizations represented sharing ideas for how to live gentler on the earth! The more hands-on activities the better and the more real data about why all of this is important would be great!

So … Are you in?? Here is what we need from you …

1)       Will you be attending (or not)? I need an organization name and as soon as possible and a contact name for further communications about the event.

2)       Do you have something you can donate as a giveaway to all or many participants at the door (something functional)?

3)       Do you have something that we can use as door prizes (something to help people take the next step)?

4)       Spread the Word! Join the Facebook Event! Share this information with other organizations or send me contact information that I can follow up with for other organizations that should have a booth!

The Mend-It Café was well received last year as a way to help participants keep good clothes out of the land fill, or at least think a little more about it! Imagine, volunteers with sewing machines and button attachment know-how and other such clothing repair skills sharing their machines and abilities with others – it was lovely!  We will be looking for volunteers with know-how around some basic clothing repair. If you know anyone who can help with: sewing, buttons, fixing zippers, hemming … please share! This year we will also be working as a community to build a quilt to be donated to the Veterans Pavilion.

A little more information about the fair:

– Depending on how many people join us, each booth will have between 3-6ft of table space (assuming that some organizations may have to share a banquet table).  If you have an organization that you would like to share a table with, do let me know!

– Have someone at your booth for the duration of the event; there is lots of time now to organize a shift or two.

– NLEN is hoping to have someone move around to offer relief to booths with only one volunteer available.

– Last year there were about 100 people through our doors … with that in mind let’s get the word out so we can double that this year!

Register quickly online here: https://goo.gl/forms/EKrnzlktMIwu3JSU2

Email fluvarium@yahoo.ca  or Call Denise at The Fluvarium if you have any questions (754-3474). We look forward to working with you to make this an amazing event!

 

Corner Brook Christmas Bird Count

Posted on behalf of Humber Natural History Society (HNHS)

December 16th

Corner Brook to Little Rapids

People will count birds by walking/driving/skiing within a preset circle which includes Corner Brook and extends from Massey Drive around Curling to Mount Moriah, and out the Humber Valley to Little Rapids. A social follows to tally the results.
You must preregister so that there is no overlap in areas covered.
If interested in participating, please contact Lois Bateman lbateman@grenfell.mun.ca

Ten Thousand Villages Fair Trade Sale

Posted on behalf of Mercy Centre for Ecology and Justice

Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm;
Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road

Come purchase your Christmas Gifts and help impoverished peoples at the same time! A Ten Thousand Villages Sale sponsored by the Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice and Development and Peace will be held at The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road on Thursday, Nov. 23 from 12:00 noon to 8:30 pm; on Friday, Nov. 24 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Admission is free. This Sale features beautifully handcrafted home gift items helps poor people in more than 30 developing countries in Africa, Asia and South America to earn a just wage and thus supply the basic necessities of food, clothing, shelter and education for their families.

Job Opportunity: Environmental Interpreter

Environmental Education Commission is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic environmental interpreter to help teach their school programs at the Brother Brennan Environmental Education Centre.

The job will usually be two days per week (including overnight midweek) from mid September until late November 2017 and will include teaching and supervision of school children (and much more) in a wilderness setting. The ideal person will have previously taught groups of children, have extensive outdoor experience, be a role model of environmentally responsibility, be a storyteller, a good team worker and have the ability to be adaptable as the need arises. Knowledge of Newfoundland ecology, flora and fauna is an asset. New and substitute teachers are encouraged to apply, as are those with experience as environmental interpreters. Current first-aid certificate and a police record check with vulnerable sector check are essential.

Pay will be about $15 an hour with, usually, 24 hours paid work per week. Meals will be provided. Own transport to the Centre is required, but carpooling may be possible.
Send applications to helenspencer@nlesd.ca by Thursday September 7, 2017, please include contact information for 3 references.

JOB POSTING – Manuels River Marketing Manager

(The following was scripted by and for Manuels River)

We are HIRING! Looking for a full-time, permanent Marketing Manager here at Manuels River – are you or someone you know interested? Check out our job posting:

JOB POSTING – Marketing Manager

Job Type: Full-time, permanent
Start Date: Mid-August, 2017
Application Deadline: Monday, August 7 at 12 noon
Contact Name: Jillian Whittle, Executive Assistant
Contact Phone: (709) 834-2099 ext. 201
Contact email: jillian.whittle@manuelsriver.com

Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a not-for-profit science and nature centre which features a world class trilobite fossil site and collection, and features the geological, biological and human history of Manuels River. The Centre is operated by the Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a registered Canadian charity committed to the preservation and interpretation of the natural, cultural and geological history of the river through the development of education, recreation, and conservation opportunities. If you are a dynamic individual who enjoys interacting with the public and learning through fun, then Manuels River has opportunities that are right for you.

Hours of Work: 35 hours per week
Salary: $16.50 per hour
Application Requirements: Cover Letter, Resume, three references, and RNC Certificate of Conduct (COC) no more than 30 days old. If time constraints necessitate, the COC can be submitted following interviews.
Who can apply: Applicants legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with provincial legislation

Job Description
The Marketing Manager reports to the Executive Director and receives guidance in terms of organizational direction and marketing and communication strategy from the Marketing and Communications Committee of the Board of Directors. The Manager is the lead for all marketing and communications, overseeing the membership program, and assisting with fundraising strategies and programs.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
• Implementation and monitoring of a recently developed Marketing Plan for the organization
• Overall marketing, advertising, promotion and public relations for the Centre aligning with the organization’s Marketing Plan and Strategic Plan
• Working with staff to create, develop or enhance existing programs based on market research
• Creating or overseeing the creation of press releases, advertisements, promotional materials, and newsletters
• Creating or coordinating the creation of electronic and/or printed graphic materials
• Updating or coordinating the updating of the website and other digital properties including social media
• Managing and driving brand management to ensure all materials, services, and signage conform to the established brand identity
• Conducting market research and competitive analysis and research
• Tracking marketing initiatives, key performance indicators and producing regular reports for the Executive Director and the Marketing and Communications Committee
• Leading the development of the membership program, including supervision of the program’s database, monthly newsletter and other outreach
• Assisting the Executive Director and Board of Directors in developing and coordinating a major donor program
Qualifications
• Must be a recent graduate (within the past 24 months) of a recognized post-secondary Business program
• Must be currently unemployed
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Experience in web design, digital strategy, digital asset maintenance, and social media is a definite asset
• Computer skills, including office productivity software; graphic design and desktop publishing experience a definite asset
• Must be well organized, able to handle multiple projects and priorities, and have a natural orientation to detail
• Ability to work independently or as part of a team

To Apply:
Mail or email resume with cover letter, 3 references and RNC COC to:
Marketing Manager Position – Manuels River
7 Conception Bay Highway, CBS, NL, A1W 3A2
info@manuelsriver.com

Applications must be received by Monday, August 7, 2017 at 12 noon.
We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.